Category: Health and Education

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN’s 2019 Legislative Session Update

by WREN Staff on Jun 4, 2019

The legislature adjourned the 1st regular session of the 123rd South Carolina General Assembly in May. While many of the state’s priorities for the year are left unfinished, WREN made progress in advancing issues affecting women, girls, and families, and successfully stopped a 6-week abortion ban for this year. The two-year session of the SC

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Statement in Opposition to H.3020

by Ann Warner on Apr 2, 2019

Today I ask Constitutional Laws Subcommittee members to vote in opposition to H.3020, which would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, regardless of a woman’s needs or circumstances. The women of our state have the intellectual and moral capabilities to make the right decisions about pregnancy and parenting. Government interference in these deeply personal

Health and Education, Policy Updates

On to the Next Round….

by Ashley Lidow on Sep 17, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has applied for a Medicaid waiver to change the way that family planning services are delivered in South Carolina.  While the stated intentions of the waiver are to improve maternal and child healthcare, this change in policy will limit South Carolinians’ access to the health

Health and Education

The HPV Vaccine: What’s Stopping SC?

by Sarah Nichols on Aug 31, 2018

In 2016, South Carolina ranked as having the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the country. To us at WREN (and to many others), we found this data concerning. As of a newly released 2017 study, we are no longer 50th in HPV vaccination rates, thankfully, and we have made some improvements statewide. But there is

Health and Education

What does it take to get an abortion in South Carolina?

by Ashley Lidow on Aug 24, 2018

As the country faces a new Supreme Court judge who has a history of hostility towards reproductive health and rights, we are reminded that while people in this country do have a right to abortion, that right is often in name only due to unattainable access. Recently the New York Times wrote an article explaining

Health and Education, Policy Updates

Medicaid Comment Period Open

by Ashley Lidow on Aug 6, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has applied for a Medicaid waiver to change the way that family planning services are delivered in South Carolina.  While the stated intentions of the waiver are to improve maternal and child healthcare, this change in policy will limit South Carolinians’ access to the health

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Statement: Judge Kavanaugh Nomination

by WREN Statement on Jul 12, 2018

Statement from Ann Warner, CEO, WREN “As advocates for women’s health, economic well-being, and rights in South Carolina, we are accustomed to working and winning against the odds. We fight daily to ensure that all members of our community have access to the healthcare and services they need, and the freedom and dignity they deserve.